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Music Summer Camps

The Lowcountry has wonderful summer music camps in Hilton Head and Bluffton. From intensive jazz camps to beginner music, there is something for every child interested in exploring music this summer. 

We will regularly update this page as we find new camps and dates. If you know any Summer Music Camps that are not listed here, please let us know by completing the form at the bottom of the page! 

Hilton Head Jazz Camp

Hilton Head Jazz Camp is the premier summer jazz camp in Hilton Head. Our jazz camp is available to aspiring intermediate and advanced music students ages 14-20 who wish to improve their jazz skills with an immersive study in improvisation, theory, combos, masterclasses, big band and elective courses with our professional faculty.  


Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Jazz Guitar Institute

Hilton Head Jazz Guitar Institute includes a 3-hour daily jazz guitar clinic with professional jazz guitarist Dr. Tim Fischer, a mid-week music trip to Savannah, and finale performance on June 26.

 

This program is offered as a way for guitarists to grasp - in a non-competitive setting - how to play jazz and improve upon reading, ensemble playing, and improvisation. At least two to three years of playing experience is a pre-requisite for the jazz guitar institute.

 

This program is highly recommended for any guitarist who also plans on attending the Hilton Head Jazz Camp. A discount is provided for those who enroll in both programs.


$199 + registration fee

 

What to Bring:

Guitar, small amp, music, water bottle 


  • 14-20 years old with two-three years of guitar-playing experience
  • 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head
  • June 22-26, 2020
  • 1:00-4:00 PM
  • All-day music trip to Savannah on June 24 (lunch provided)
    Performance in HHCA's Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 26, at 5:00 PM

Hilton Head Christian Academy

Audition & Vocal Coaching Bootcamp

In this camp, hosted by professional vocalist and drama coach Beth Green, each participant receives individual and semi-private vocal coaching (singing), and technical instruction in preparing for vocal and monologue auditions for musical theater productions. We will cover stage presence and comfort, line memorization, choosing and delivering appropriate and fun monologues and vocal auditions that showcase individual talents, combating stage fright, discovering kinesthetic stance, theatrical space, and many other important facets of producing an excellent audition, and being prepared to knock a Director’s socks off! Each participant will finish camp with polished and prepared audition skills in his/her personal toolkit! Outdoor play and lots of musical activities, brainy breaks and games are included in our learning week! No auditions are required for enrollment.


$110 (includes snack)

*10% sibling discount ($99 each sibling)


Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Jazz Clinic

The 6th annual Hilton Head Jazz Clinic is a combination of private lessons and small combos, with instruction in theory/improv geared towards beginner students beginning their journey into jazz and improvisation. The clinic includes a 3-hour daily jazz clinic with college jazz camp alumni and local music professionals (June 22-26, 1:00-4:00 PM), an all-day music trip to Savannah (June 24), and finale performance on June 26 at 5:00 PM in the HHCA Performing Arts Center.

 

Only one year of playing experience is required for this clinic.


$199 + registration fee


  • 10-14 years old with one year of playing experience
  • 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head
  • June 22-26, 2020
  • 1:00PM-4:00 PM
  • All-day music trip to Savannah on June 24
    Performance in HHCA's Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 26, at 5:00 PM

Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Jazz Camp

Make plans now for your student to attend the 10th annual Hilton Head Jazz Camp, a week-long, full-day camp led by 18 full-time professional faculty & guest artists. With a combination of large big bands, small combos, theory, improv, elective courses, masterclasses and performances, this premier jazz camp is geared towards intermediate to advanced middle and high school students. Special programs are available for jazz strings & vocal jazz in addition to our big bands. The camp includes two major culminating performances at the end of the week: the camp recital and finale concert.

 

Tuition includes a daily chef-catered lunch & all daytime activities, faculty recital, special mid-week lunch masterclass at the Jazz Corner, and 2 complimentary tickets to the finale performance on July 11th at 2:00 PM.

 

A flexible payment plan, and/or scholarships are available. Overnight lodging is available on a limited basis to out-of-town students for an additional cost.


$399 (includes lunch, daytime activities, faculty recital and 2 tickets to finale)

A limited number of merit-based and need-based scholarships are available through the Junior Jazz Foundation.


  • 14-20 years old 
  • 55 Gardner Drive, Hilton Head
  • July 6-11, 2020
  • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Faculty Recital: Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 PM
    Camp Recital: Friday, July 10 at 5:00 PM
    Camp Finale: Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 PM
  • All-day music trip to Savannah on June 24
    Performance in HHCA's Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 26, at 5:00 PM

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